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Robert Joseph McKeon

1930 - 2014 BENNINGTON Robert Joseph McKeon, age 84, a lifelong resident of Bennington, died on Dec. 18, following a brief illness. Bob was born in Bennington on Nov. 2, 1930 and was the son of the late Robert P. and Josephine (Billick) McKeon. He received his education in Bennington and graduated from Bennington High School, where he had played on the basketball team. Following high school he joined the Navy and served during the Korean Conflict from 1951 until 1955. Bob married the former Marie Gorman in Bennington on Aug. 7, 1954. They had recently celebrated their sixtieth anniversary. Bob had been employed at the Bennington Post Office for thirty five years, and had held different positions during his time there including; delivery, front window clerk, and had served as Assistant Postmaster. In earlier years Bob had worked at Grand Union, The A + P, BenMont Paper, Bijur Lubricating, and for eleven years he worked at the Green Mountain Racetrack in Pownal. Bob was a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #307 of Bennington for over fifty years, and a Life Member of the Bennington Elks Club as well. He also belonged to the American Legion Post #13 of Bennington, and the VFW of Bennington. Bob loved spending time with his family, taking vacations, playing golf, and being outdoors. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Survivors besides his wife include three daughters and their husbands, Deborah (Jon) Pappas of Vail, Colo., Jo-Ann (William) Roberts of Essex Junction, Linda (Don) Goodrum of Colchester; and his son, Robert John McKeon of Bennington. He leaves sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Kay and Al Allen, Maureen and Jack Gorman, and Jane Simon, as well as several cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: A prayer service will be held on Monday morning, Dec, 22, at 9:30 a.m. at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME in Bennington followed by a Mass of Christian Death and Burial at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington, where military honors will be offered. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, on Sunday, December 21, from 2 - 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church or the SVHC Regional Cancer Center through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. The following groups are asked to meet at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon to conduct services; the Elks at 3 p.m., the American Legion /VFW at 3:15 p.m. and the Knights of Columbus at 3:30 p.m.


Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 20, 2014
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